This isn't the first post we've done about 3D tattoos, and it's unlikely to be the last because the art is constantly evolving and it looks so damn cool.

Popularized by pioneers such as Jesse Rix and Winston The Whale, these works will make you look twice. Some look astonishingly real, as if there actually is a beautiful butterfly perched delicately on the skin. While others are mind-bending optical illusions that contort the body in ways that shouldn't be possible.

So if you're looking for inspiration for your next ink, why not consider adding another dimension? Scroll down below to check out this list of intricate and incredible designs compiled by Bored Panda, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1 Finally Got The Tattoo I’ve Always Wanted

Finally Got The Tattoo I’ve Always Wanted

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

I feel like it should be a little higher but amazing

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#2 Would Love To Keep Doing Pieces Like This With The "Old" Tattoos

Would Love To Keep Doing Pieces Like This With The "Old" Tattoos

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Tor Rolf Strøm 1 week ago

Now that is some masterful shading.

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#3 Finger Candles

Finger Candles

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Foxxy 1 week ago

Wow, this is incredible.

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#4 Small Realistic Tattoo

Small Realistic Tattoo

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N G 1 week ago

This is great until your mom forgets and puts you on a fast spin cycle

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#5 Amazing Cat Tattoo. It's An Awesome Work, It Pops Off The Skin

Amazing Cat Tattoo. It's An Awesome Work, It Pops Off The Skin

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shanen cagatin 1 week ago

cat seems so worried

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#6 Would Love To Have This One Too

Would Love To Have This One Too

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Mieke Sorée 1 week ago

I wonder how long he had to sit for this?

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#7 Impressive Realistic Tattoo Filled With 3D Blocks

Impressive Realistic Tattoo Filled With 3D Blocks

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Lotte 1 week ago

imagine just walking down the street and seeing this. Prob would do a double take.

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#8 This Optical Illusion Is Perfect As A Tattoo

This Optical Illusion Is Perfect As A Tattoo

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Lucinda Overhoussen 1 week ago

It looks like the infinity symbol in 3D

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#9 Amazing Glass Tattoo

Amazing Glass Tattoo

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

is it a scar cover up? if it is, its amazing.

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#10 Not An Everyday Thing, But Very Enjoyable

Not An Everyday Thing, But Very Enjoyable

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Not Alec 1 week ago

Cool! It looks like a wormhole!

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#11 3D Tattoo

3D Tattoo

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Vic 1 week ago

Woah!!

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#12 Tattoo By Danny And Domestic’s Tattoos Mossend Scotland

Tattoo By Danny And Domestic’s Tattoos Mossend Scotland

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Donald Trump 1 week ago

The last time I checked, the suit is supposed to go OVER the skin

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#13 Skull I Did 2 Days In A Row

Skull I Did 2 Days In A Row

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Chaz83 1 week ago

WOW!

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#14 This Piece Symbolize The Strength That Is Needed To Free Yourself From Pain. It Represents The Inner Power Required To Free Our Mind And Truly Let Go

This Piece Symbolize The Strength That Is Needed To Free Yourself From Pain. It Represents The Inner Power Required To Free Our Mind And Truly Let Go

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Grace 1 week ago

Mr Stark I don't feel so good

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#15 Sorry To The People Who Get Creeped Out By This One, But I Like It

Sorry To The People Who Get Creeped Out By This One, But I Like It

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Happiness is Hippo 1 week ago

Genuine question, does anyone know if these only look right from a certain angle, like when people create 3D art on the street?

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#16 Cover Up From Today

Cover Up From Today

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shanen cagatin 1 week ago

kinda scary

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#17 Realism Tattoo

Realism Tattoo

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Flame Phoenix 1 week ago

At first I thought, OK he's holding a sucker..

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#18 3D Pink Floyd Piece

3D Pink Floyd Piece

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Zara 1 week ago

Love this

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#19 Progress Shot Of This Fun Piece I Started Today

Progress Shot Of This Fun Piece I Started Today

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Linda Raines 1 week ago

Not to be a downer, but his right nipple looks inverted, sometimes a sign of breast cancer. Men can get breast cancer too. Hope he gets it checked.

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#20 This One Is So Beautiful

This One Is So Beautiful

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ƒιѕн 1 week ago

Nah, looks like peeled back layers of skin. Maybe use a different colored flower.

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#21 For The One Who Can't Live Without Fishing

For The One Who Can't Live Without Fishing

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M.A.D. 1 week ago

Ouch!

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#22 After 2 Sessions Totaling 12 Hours Of Work. The Damper Is Fully Healed. The Background Was Made In The Freehand With No References

After 2 Sessions Totaling 12 Hours Of Work. The Damper Is Fully Healed. The Background Was Made In The Freehand With No References

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Flame Phoenix 1 week ago

I thought it was real for a second!

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#23 Had Fun Doing This Piece Yesterday On And Awesome Client

Had Fun Doing This Piece Yesterday On And Awesome Client

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Magic567 1 week ago

this would hurt like hell..

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#24 3D Needle Tattoo

3D Needle Tattoo

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ƒιѕн 1 week ago

I actually like the simplicity of this one.

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#25 We Spent Close To 8 Hours On The Stencil For This Thing

We Spent Close To 8 Hours On The Stencil For This Thing

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ƒιѕн 1 week ago

Illuminati

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#26 3D Tattoo

3D Tattoo

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Chaz83 1 week ago

Breathtaking!

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#27 Goku Loves The 3D Effect Of This Tattoo

Goku Loves The 3D Effect Of This Tattoo

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Germán Martinez 1 week ago

now goku is gonna give u pleasure

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#28 Incredibly Beautiful Chest Tattoo

Incredibly Beautiful Chest Tattoo

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My Alter Ego 1 week ago

The visual effect is exquisite and it must have required mathematical precision ... a definite conversation starter.

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#29 This One's Even Creepy

This One's Even Creepy

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Llamadrama 1 week ago

The french manicure is really funny

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#30 Little Cute Rainbow

Little Cute Rainbow

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Nikki D 1 week ago

Pretty sure that's actually supposed to be a piercing...

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